Over 300,000 cataract operations are performed in the UK each year. Lasers play a major part in eye care, but until now cataract surgery has always been performed using traditional surgical instruments, relying on the skill of the surgeon.
However, many patients assume that cataract surgery is already undertaken using a laser. This is entirely understandable as patients are aware of the ultra-precision offered by surgical techniques using a laser. This has not been the case until now. Laser Cataract Surgery, and Laser Clear Lens Surgery, are finally a reality.
At Face & Eye Clinic in Manchester, we are amongst the first ophthalmic surgeons in the UK, as well as the rest of the world, to be able to offer the most advanced form of cataract surgery, or clear lens replacement surgery (for the management of optical errors which are not suitable for standard corneal laser correction). Laser Cataract Surgery offers safer, quicker and improved outcomes by eliminating the potential for human error in performing delicate parts of the procedure that may lead to complications and loss of optimum visual function.